Wizard World Philadelphia 2013 Interview: Dave Acosta | Comic Artist | Pencilling & Inking

Dave AcostaWC: First off, thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.

DA: My pleasure.

WC: Tell us a little about your artistic training.

DA: I am self taught. I actually studied English Lit in college!  But I have drawn ever since I can remeber.  All of my siblings are artists. It’s in the blood.

I didn’t get serious about drawing comics until 2009.  Since then, I studied on my own.  There are so many incredible artists to study, my education will never be complete.

WC: Which previous work of yours are you the most proud of?

DA: “The Vessel of Terror”, written by Magnus Aspli was a big step for me.  It combined the mundane with horror in a manner that fit my sensibilities just right.

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WC: What work do you have upcoming?

DA: My latest published work is pencilling and inking Vescell #8, published by Image Comics.  Other than that, I have a couple very cool things that I can’t officially announce yet. Hopefully soon!

WC: Who are your major influences in the industry?

DA: So many.  Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Wally Wood, Alex Toth, Chris Samnee, David Williams, Eric Powell, Adam Hughes…the list goes on.

WC: Is there someone from the industry that you would like to work with?

DA: Artistically, I would love to be inked by Bill Reinhold or Kevin Nowlan.

WC: What are your thoughts on the comic book industry these days?

DA: Comics have been around since cave drawings – they will never die.  The media may change, and so may the market, but the will never go away.  There has never been a better time for creators to tell their own unique stories.  They may not make the same money as back in the 1990’s, but the digital revolution has made it easier than ever to get your stories out.

WC: Any last thoughts that you would like to leave your fans with?

DA: Buy comics, never torrent.

WC: Thank you for your time.

DA: No sweat!

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